Omg really really sad for Masha . My condolences to her family
Mariya Sotskova decorated!
"Today in the conference hall of LFK CSKA a solemn meeting dedicated to the Day of the Sportsman was held. As part of the meeting, an award ceremony was held for CSKA employees, coaches and athletes for their invaluable contribution to the development of national sports. By order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Mariya Sotskova, an athlete-instructor of the CSKA sports team in figure skating, was awarded the Medal “For Strengthening the Military Commonwealth” by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation for her great personal contribution to the development of physical culture and sports."
Two more photos: http://ltk-cska.ru/news/1679-mariya-sotskova.html
Sometimes, (C)SKA sportspersons are awarded military ranks too, up to NC officer rank.
What a tremendous interview. Hoping Maria can make a great comeback.New interview, translated on FSU
`I dedicated the program to my dad even before knowing he was gone'